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Renewable Energy Superpower Report

Australia should grasp a prosperous future, by becoming a renewable energy superpower. We have the competitive advantages of: world class solar and wind resources, space and a valuable existing electricity grid infrastructure, a skilled and innovative workforce and industry sector, capable well-placed research organisations - universities and the CSIRO, proximity to the large and growing [...]

By | 2017-01-21T16:52:57+00:00 15 Aug 2016|Featured, Publications|Comments Off on Renewable Energy Superpower Report

Stationary Energy Plan

The plan is to provide 100% of Australia's electricity from renewables, using mostly wind and solar generators, geographically dispersed around an improved national grid. It allows for electricity demand in 2020 to be 40% greater than in 2008, sufficient to replace all fossil fuel use, including heating and transport as they move to electricity.  The plan [...]

By | 2016-12-08T14:35:08+00:00 15 Aug 2016|Publications|1 Comment

Michael Lord

Michael is the Lead Researcher at BZE, coordinating our research into industrial processes.  For several months in 2016 he was the acting CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions. Contact michael.lord@bze.org.au Background He is an environmental analyst and campaigner with fifteen years’ experience of developing strategies across a variety of industries, focusing on climate change policy and [...]

By | 2017-02-21T14:42:18+00:00 15 Aug 2016|Team Members|Comments Off on Michael Lord

CEO: Beyond Zero Emissions

The current CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions is: Vanessa Petrie Email: ceo@bze.org.au   Previous BZE Chief Executive Officers: August 2016 - 16 January 2017: Michael Lord (Acting CEO) Sep 2013 - 15 August 2016: Dr Stephen Bygrave

By | 2017-02-28T11:27:41+00:00 15 Aug 2016|Team Members|Comments Off on CEO: Beyond Zero Emissions

The Energy Freedom Home

A practical guidebook for renovators & builders. Be comfortable, healthy and independent in an efficient home powered by renewable energy. You could wipe out your home energy bills, saving perhaps $2400 every year. That's "energy freedom" in your home! This guidebook is a great resource for people looking to renovate their homes.  The information is: [...]

By | 2016-12-23T09:59:53+00:00 15 Aug 2016|Publications|0 Comments

High Speed Rail Report

Australia could have a high speed rail from Melbourne to Brisbane within a decade, with 60% of Australians living within 50km of a station: 21 stations linking 18 cities and towns, including Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney & Brisbane, 1,799 km of rail, 81 km of tunnels, and 98 km of elevated sections. (Beyond Zero Emissions: 2014) [...]

By | 2017-01-21T17:52:35+00:00 15 Aug 2016|Publications|Comments Off on High Speed Rail Report

Land Use Plan

Australia can eliminate net greenhouse emissions from land use: agriculture & forestry, giving rural communities economic opportunities & increased resilience to climate change. (Beyond Zero Emissions Report: 2014) The land use sector is the second largest source of emissions in Australia and is the only sector of the Australian economy that can draw carbon dioxide [...]

By | 2017-01-21T17:46:39+00:00 15 Aug 2016|Land use, Publications|Comments Off on Land Use Plan

Buildings Plan

There are no technical barriers to achieving zero emissions from Australia's buildings within a decade. The Buildings Plan proposes: energy efficiency retrofits of existing buildings, renewable energy generation in many buildings, and replacing gas appliances with electric appliances to end the use of gas (see our fact sheet) (Beyond Zero Emissions Report: 2013) The BZE [...]

By | 2017-01-21T17:41:33+00:00 14 Aug 2016|Publications|Comments Off on Buildings Plan

Hepburn Community Wind Park

The Hepburn Community owns and operates Australia’s first community-owned wind farm.  It's at Leonards Hill about 100km north-west of Melbourne, just south of Daylesford, Victoria. The Hepburn Wind turbines first produced electricity in June 2011. The 4.1 MW wind farm hosts two turbines called Gale and Gusto, which produce enough clean energy for over 2000 [...]

By | 2016-12-24T13:58:29+00:00 12 Aug 2016|Organisations|Comments Off on Hepburn Community Wind Park

Repowering Port Augusta

Port Augusta is a town at a crossroads. Two coal-fired power stations have closed, and people are deciding how to replace them, with Australia's first "solar thermal plants" or a "combined cycle fossil gas plant". The Repower Port Augusta Alliance has developed a solid proposal to replace the coal plants with 6 solar thermal plants [...]

By | 2016-11-28T12:02:15+00:00 12 Aug 2016|Concentrated solar thermal, Publications|Comments Off on Repowering Port Augusta